David L
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ATI X1800 And Dell Sales/Tech Support

Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:22 am

My dad wants to buy a Dell XPS M2010 computer but it's still advertised as having an ATI Mobility X1800 graphics card, even though it now comes with Vista. I was under the impression that the X1800 didn't support DirectX 10, as it's been out for a while. However I've just phoned Dell support to ask if they'll be supplying that computer with a DX10 card anytime soon and he insisted that the X1800 will make full use of DX10. Can anyone confirm or refute this?

When I was passed back to Sales, the guy suggested my dad gets a price from the website then, instead of ordering it there, he phones him for "a good discount". Is this normal with Dell?
 
TedTAce
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RE: ATI X1800 And Dell Sales/Tech Support

Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:00 am

Quoting David L (Thread starter):
insisted that the X1800 will make full use of DX10

   ask for the moron's supervisor and hand him his a$$

Quoting David L (Thread starter):
Can anyone confirm or refute this?

http://ati.amd.com/products/MobilityRadeonx1800/index.html
3rd paragraph states DX9

For DX-10 this is the baseline that I can find, and it is CERTAINLY NOT mobile (yet)
http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/02/.../page4.html#best_pcie_card_for_400

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David L
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RE: ATI X1800 And Dell Sales/Tech Support

Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:12 am

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
http://ati.amd.com/products/MobilityRadeonx1800/index.html
3rd paragraph states DX9

Thanks.

I did find a few links mentioning DX9 but the more recent ones I found didn't specify either version. I guess he'll just have to wait till they offer a card/chipset that definitely uses DX10.  Sad
 
TedTAce
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RE: ATI X1800 And Dell Sales/Tech Support

Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:23 am

Quoting David L (Reply 2):
I guess he'll just have to wait till they offer a card/chipset that definitely uses DX10.

 yes 

Expect about 4-6 months before anything like that will even be CLOSE to reasonable.. Maybe by Christmas next year.. IF you are VERY lucky.
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